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Nov 14, 2020

When entire books about Nazi era provenance research are retracted?

Note: the publisher de Gruyter has explained that the retraction did not concern the paperback edition but only certain copyright issues with the electronic book version.

In October of 2019 the following announcement appeared in German: 

Presentation on November 4, 2019 in the DHM October 10, 2019 
The first volume of the series "Provenire" - published by the German Center for Cultural Property Losses - has been published. 

The volume entitled “Provenance Research in German Collections - Insights into Ten Years of Project Funding” will be presented on November 4, 2019 in the Zeughauskino of the German Historical Museum in Berlin. 
More information about the event The first volume presents the results and experiences of provenance research on Nazi looted property in Germany and bundles material from 10 years of research funding in institutions that preserve cultural property. Encyclopedically sorted according to locations, victims and actors of the Nazi theft of cultural property, the structure of provenance research is mapped as a dynamic research field. The institutional history of the houses as well as the activities and networks of actors are the focus. Diverse research approaches at museums, libraries and archives as well as different resulting "just and fair solutions" in the sense of the Washington principles are presented. 
The German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property publishes scientific articles in the field of provenance research in the series "Provenire". In addition to the Nazi theft of cultural property, other contexts of confiscation will also be presented and new developments in the discipline will be addressed - including research results from the research projects funded by the center on cultural property confiscated as a result of Nazi persecution, the confiscation of cultural property in the Soviet occupation zone and in the GDR, as well as transfers of cultural property from colonial contexts. Possibility to order publications from the German Loss of Cultural Property Center 
(translation by Google Translate; see original German below)

Why?
How?
By whom?
What does this mean for all the authors? The articles? The research?

The table of contents looks interesting.



What happens to these articles?
Are they still published and available?
Are they also withdrawn?

What caused De Gruyter to retract a book about Nazi era provenance research in Germany.

Is the entire book retracted? Or just one article or section?
Who can explain what happened here?




 
Erster Band der Schriftenreihe „Provenire“ erschienen – Präsentation am 4.11.2019 im DHM 10.10.2019 Präsentation am 4.11.2019 im DHM 10.10.2019 Der ers­te Band der Schrif­ten­rei­he „Pro­ve­ni­re“ – her­aus­ge­ge­ben vom Deut­schen Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te – ist er­schie­nen. Der Band un­ter dem Ti­tel „Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung in deut­schen Samm­lun­gen – Ein­bli­cke in zehn Jah­re Pro­jekt­för­de­rung“ wird am 4. No­vem­ber 2019 im Zeug­haus­ki­no des Deut­sches His­to­ri­schen Mu­se­ums in Ber­lin prä­sen­tiert. Wei­te­re In­for­ma­tio­nen zur Ver­an­stal­tung Der ers­te Band prä­sen­tiert Er­geb­nis­se und Er­fah­run­gen der Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung zu NS-Raub­gut in Deutsch­land und bün­delt Ma­te­ri­al aus 10 Jah­ren For­schungs­för­de­rung in kul­tur­gut­be­wah­ren­den Ein­rich­tun­gen. En­zy­klo­pä­disch nach Or­ten, Op­fern und Ak­teu­ren des NS-Kul­tur­gu­traubs sor­tiert, wird der Auf­bau der Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung als ein dy­na­mi­sches For­schungs­feld ab­ge­bil­det. Die In­sti­tu­ti­ons­ge­schich­te der Häu­ser so­wie Ak­ti­vi­tä­ten und Netz­wer­ke von Ak­teu­ren ste­hen da­bei im Fo­kus. Viel­fäl­ti­ge For­schungs­an­sät­ze an Mu­se­en, Bi­blio­the­ken und Ar­chi­ven so­wie un­ter­schied­li­che, re­sul­tie­ren­de „ge­rech­te und fai­re Lö­sun­gen“ im Sin­ne der Wa­shing­to­ner Prin­zi­pi­en wer­den dar­ge­stellt. Das Deut­sche Zen­trum Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te ver­öf­fent­licht in der Schrif­ten­rei­he „Pro­ve­ni­re“ wis­sen­schaft­li­che Fach­bei­trä­ge im Be­reich Pro­ve­ni­enz­for­schung. Ne­ben dem NS-Kul­tur­gu­traub sol­len auch an­de­re Ent­zie­hungs­kon­tex­te dar­ge­stellt so­wie neue Ent­wick­lun­gen in der Dis­zi­plin auf­ge­grif­fen wer­den - dar­un­ter auch For­schungs­er­geb­nis­se aus den vom Zen­trum ge­för­der­ten For­schungs­pro­jek­ten zu NS-ver­fol­gungs­be­dingt ent­zo­ge­nen Kul­tur­gü­tern, Kul­tur­gut­ent­zie­hun­gen in der So­wje­ti­schen Be­sat­zungs­zo­ne und in der DDR so­wie Kul­tur­gut­trans­fers aus ko­lo­nia­len Kon­tex­ten. Be­stell­mög­lich­keit Pu­bli­ka­tio­nen des Deut­schen Zen­trums Kul­tur­gut­ver­lus­te 



see:

Provenienzforschung in deutschen Sammlungen

Einblicke in zehn Jahre Projektförderung

Series: Provenire, 1
Edited by: Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste

Apr 23, 2020

The Holocaust and the art market: What does it mean to find Kieslinger in a provenance?



What does it mean to find the name Franz Kieslinger in a provenance? 
(above "Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, for 40 Reichsmarks in 1939"

Franz Kieslinger was, first and foremost, a Nazi art looter.
His name in a provenance is a screaming Red Flag. 
This does not mean, of course, that every artwork he touched was looted from Jewish collectors, but his name indicates a high probability of a serious problem.  



In which art collections does his name appear today, in 2020?


1. Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria.


The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism lists six artworks at the Albertina Museum that passed through the hands of Nazi art looter Franz Kieslinger, all of which were acquired in 1939.


Gentleman in blue high-necked coat with golden cordingAnonymous, attributed to 'German artist'28378Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, together with inventory numbers 28377, 28379, 28380 for 360 Reichsmarks in 1939
Katharina Fröhlich, Grillparzer's eternal bride (1800-1879), in dark dress with...Attributed to Theer, Robert (1808 - 1863)28380Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, together with inventory numbers 28377 to 28379 for 360 Reichsmarks in 1939
Lady in red dress with shoulder-length collar and white lace frillKrafft, Joseph (1787 - 1828)28377Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, together with inventory numbers 28378 to 28380 for 360 Reichsmarks in 1939
Officer in blue uniform with red collar and cannon crossAttributed to Grahl, August (1791 - 1868)28379Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, together with inventory numbers 8377, 28378, 28380 for 360 Reichsmarks in 1939
Triumphal gate in InnsbruckHagenauer, Karl (1898 - 1956)28207Acquired from Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, for 30 Reichsmarks in 1939
Underdrawing for 'Aus dem Leben eines Wüstlings' (From the Life of a Libertine)Genelli, Bonaventura (1798 - 1868)28323Acquired from Dr. Franz Kieslinger, expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna, for 40 Reichsmarks in 1939



see: https://www.kunstdatenbank.at/search-for-objects/fulltext/kieslinger


Comments: First of all, it should be noted that the provenance for the Genelli featured above is pubished NOT on the Albertina Museum website but rather on the separate website of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism. 

Below is a screenshot from 23 April 2020 of the artwork as it appears on the Albertina Museum website. There is no provenance listed at all. This means that any search - even an Advanced Search - on the Albertina website will not pick up the artwork if one searches "Provenienz" for Kieslinger.






Secondly one notes that none of the artworks listed as having Kieslinger in the provenance are from what the Nazis labeled "degenerate" artists like Schiele. This is rather surprising as Kieslinger was known to have been involved in the expropriation of at least one Jewish collector of these artworks. 

This suggests that the listings, not only of the Albertina Museum but also possibly of even the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism might be incomplete.

Who can verify this and if necessary add the information?





Jan 18, 2020

UPCOMING RELEASES in HOLOCAUST ART HISTORY: Wiener Kunsthandel 1938–1945: Geschädigte und Profiteure




Gabriele Anderl, author of NS-Kunstraub in Österreich und die Folgen, has a new book coming out about the art market in Vienna from 1938-1945:

 Wiener Kunsthandel 1938–1945: Geschädigte und Profiteure

Book Product Information
600 pages
Publisher: Studien Verlag
Publication Date: 30. April 2020
Language: Deutsch
ISBN-10: 370655223X

ISBN-13: 978-3706552233

Order on Amazon.de


The German version will be released in April 2020.
We hope to see an English translation soon.

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